Mi­grant slum in Paris emp­tied

The Citizen (KZN) - - World - Paris

– French po­lice have cleared the last mi­grant tent camp in north­east Paris, mov­ing 427 peo­ple to shel­ters as part of a plan to take mi­grants off the streets.

The mi­grants, who in­cluded four women, were liv­ing in 266 tents and makeshift shel­ters in a canal-side camp “strewn with waste and refuse, over­run by rats and giv­ing off a pesti­lent and foul-smelling odour”, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

Dozens of in­for­mal set­tle­ments have sprung up around Paris. – AFP

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